Discrete Quantity Approach to Continuous Simulation Modelling

P. M. Barton, A. M. Tobias

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Traditionally, simulation executives have been divided into discrete-event and continuous-time executives. Some systems require modelling using both discrete and continuous parts. Hybrid simulation executives have the drawback that they
treat discrete and continuous parts of a system in completely different ways. Here it is shown how continuous models may be simulated using a discrete executive: the novel discrete quantity approach (DQA). The method could also be used to allow a continuous part to be added to a discrete model without the need for a hybrid executive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-489
JournalOperational Research Society. Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2000


  • simulation
  • methodology
  • system dynamics


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